Goal: sew a yoga mat bag with zippers so that I can cart around my fancy new Jade yoga mat without getting it covered in dust, dirt and cat hair. The Jade yoga mats are made of a heavy-duty rubber that grips so it isn’t suited for your typical mag bag with the synch on top.
Inspiration: These amazing “I AM.” Yoga mat Bags
Since I am cheap and refuse to spend $80 on a bag for my yoga mat, I decided to figure it out on my own (with some guidance from mom, of course)!
This was the first time I had ever attempted a zippered inside pocket and if you are ever going to tackle this on your own, this tutorial was extremely helpful. It’s not hard at all if you go step by step but the end result is so rewarding!
Sewing 2 linings with zippers inside one large tube was another hard concept to wrap my mind around but once I was putting the whole thing together, it made sense. This tutorial on making a zippered pouch made my life much easier. Honestly, I don’t know what people did before the internet! I’m guessing a lot of ripping seams, sewing stuff backwards, and starting from scratch.
My end result is super functional as I can fit my mat, my mat towel, a hand towel AND an outfit in there…and check out the grommets! Pretty excited about those. I also looooooove the lining fabric that Jackie found in clearance! The blend of cool and warm colors make me happy and I can’t wait to turn it into something else since I have so much leftover!